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. let's preserve freedom and choice and health care. fine, keep the obama care health plans in place. give those as an option for individuals. but we should also give individuals the freedom to choose a plan that doesn't have the mandate of coverages because that is what is driving up the cost. >> it doesn't work. >> it's not going to work anyway. but if you want to set this up as an insurance pool which means you're paying insurance and you're a man and you don't want to have paternity coverage, you've got to pay it too. that's the way it works out. and i'm not arguing whether this should have been done or not, that's the only way it works. >> it's not working out. >> but that's -- what you're talking about is -- >> does anybody believe the cost curve has been bent down? i mean -- >> there are arguments. i'm not picking up the flag and waving with this, but if you have peter orszag or somebody else come in, they will say, yes, it will bend. >> it is also because of what was happening with things like health savings accounts and higher deductible plans, which is really where the move
,000 spouses of your employees. you cited that back to obama care. what happened? >> what we did, actually, was just say -- the spouse of one of our employees that is employed and their employer offers health care insurance, then we would expect that employer to cover their insurance. so we didn't drop health care coverage for anybody that couldn't get health care. and what -- then what we did -- >> what does that have to do with obama care? >> well, the obama care mandates did increase and do increase costs for u.p.s. that was -- we're managing health care inflation plus some of the increased coverage mandates led us to make a decision that now that we know that most employers will provide health care, it made sense for that employer to cover the cost of that benefit. >> kurt, thank you very much, and joe just registered uds, united drone services. so you better get going. >> you laugh. >> you better get going. >> thanks for the tip. >> and patented brown for using drones. he's got that copyrighted. >> unless bezos -- >> let me know when it goes public. >> unless he's playing a big trick
. >>> president obama wants to sell the american people on the relaunch of his troubled health care program today. he'll be starting speaking at 2:30 eastern time today. >>> let's check on the markets in anticipation of this. it wasn't too auspicious of a start yesterday. and again this morning, not so great, either. a lot of -- in the last two weeks, we have heard the word bubble like 100 times. so i don't know whether that initially just gets people to sell it off. it doesn't mean we're going down 5% or 10%, but at least it's starting with a little bit of trepidation. we have eight street weeks of gains, it probably wouldn't be surprising to not go nine. but down about 48 points is what we're looking at on the dow jones. the s&p is up 20% for the year. take a look at oil as we head into the all-important christmas season for retailers. people have a little more in their pockets as gasoline prices come down. the ten-year, which we always watch, given that some day somehow somewhere janet yellen is going to -- >> look at that. it's almost 2.8%. >> 2.8%. the dollar should be going up against these
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